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YSU enrollment to become more selective

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Beginning next fall, Youngstown State University will be more selective when enrolling students.

Until now, the university has accepted all students even if they don't meet the schools requirements.

Those students are evaluated over time to determine whether they should continue at the university.

Under a new procedure, students who fall exceptionally below the university's standard will not be admitted.

"The challenges we have on graduation rate, the challenges we have on loan default I think are directly attributable to the fact that we enrolled students again who haven't been college ready," says YSU President Dr. Randy Dunn. "There is no indication they're going to be able to under go the YSU experience and have a chance of succeeding."

Dunn says he feels the university is doing a disservice to students who are not prepared for college by accepting them into the school.

"In essence, they've wasted a year of time, taken out a year of loan money to engage in a process they're not going to be able to succeed in," says Dunn.

Students not admitted would be encouraged to attend Eastern Gateway Community College or another community college until they're ready for a university level education.

The change in procedure is estimated to affect between 25 and 50 students annually.

 

 

 

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